Paralympics-Iranian cyclist dies after crash

By REUTERS
September 18, 2016 01:57

 
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 RIO DE JANEIRO - Iranian cyclist Sarafraz Bahman Golbarnezhad has died after crashing in the C4-5 event at the Paralympics.

"The IPC confirm that Golbarnezhad, 48, was involved in a crash at around 1040 on the first section of the Grumari loop, a mountainous stretch of the course," the International Paralympic Committee said.

"The athlete received treatment at the scene and was in the process of being taken to the athlete hospital when he suffered a cardiac arrest.

"The ambulance diverted to the nearby Unimed Rio Hospital in Barra da Tijuca where he passed away soon after arrival."

An investigation into the accident has been launched.

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